bcctc_logo_low_resNothing impacts construction like the BC Building Code – which is why it’s important to have an overview of recent changes introduced in the 2012 BC Building Code and its effect on the construction industry. ICBA’s new training session,  presented in cooperation with the Building and Safety Standards Branch, will help companies tap into the changes and what they mean.

The 2012 BC Codes include over 800 changes, and the  presenters at the session will highlight the changes that are anticipated to have the highest impact. This includes new provisions for radon mitigation, new Part 9 lateral load design requirements, new spatial separation requirements and the creation of a new B-3 residential care occupancy classification. A review of administrative edits and changes will also be presented.

This presentation will also highlight upcoming energy efficiency requirements being introduced into the Codes by late 2013/early 2014. This includes the National Energy Code for Buildings and ASHRAE 90.1 – 2010 as referenced standards in the BC Building Code for Part 3 buildings. In addition, new National Building Code energy efficiency proposals and revised ventilation requirements are proposed for Part 9 buildings to maintain health and safety and improve efficiency. The presenters will also be on hand to answer questions about the recent 2012 BC Building Code changes.

The instructors are Jarrett Hutchinson and Zachary May. Jarrett Hutchinson is the Manager of Building Policy and Code Development for the Province of British Columbia. He has actively worked with the development, interpretation, application and enforcement of codes and standards at municipal, provincial and national levels. In addition to being a LEED®AP he holds a designation as a Canadian Registered Building Official. Zachary May is a Codes Administrator with the Building and Safety Standards Branch in the Office of Housing and Construction Standards. He has a background in residential design and construction and more recently has worked with the branch to provide Building Code education to groups throughout the province.

Monday, March 4, 2013
Accent Inn Burnaby
3777 Henning Drive
Burnaby, BC V5C 6N5


Other courses coming up soon:

Tender Law: Procurement in the Construction Industry: This session will provide a refresher and update on the current state of the law of procurement (tendering) in BC. The tender process will be examined with an emphasis on how to make the best choices and minimize legal risks in the tender process and avoid costly situations for all parties.

Hazard Recognition and Control: This session is designed to provide participants the required knowledge to understand the principle of hazard recognition and control as well as the methods used to ensure hazards are identified and adequately addressed in the workplace.

ICBA offers a wide range of courses. You can check out the complete course offerings here.